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Magna International Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Magna International Chief Executive Officer Donald J. Walker
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Pros
  • Good people, good benefits overall (in 41 reviews)

  • Tremendous efforts put forth to make sure the production personnel are comfortable and happy with the work environment (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Employee Centric"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northwood, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northwood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous efforts put forth to make sure the production personnel are comfortable and happy with the work environment. Corporate and Division level engineer groups focus heavily on R&D to bring innovation into the production facilities

    Cons

    Potentially long work hours. Technical groups have in the past been overlooked on QOL issues.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the wealth of resources available to come to consensus when issues arise. No one person has to solely bare the the brunt of a misstep. Everyone stands to gain or lose when we win or don't.


  2. "Human Resources Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alto, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alto, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, succession planning, very stabile, metrics driven company, and very employee friendly environment

    Cons

    Any issues that come up are addressed by management and every attempt is made to resolve the issue.

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Spring Hill, TN
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Spring Hill, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay. The best thing about Magna is that the hire from within. I knew a girl who started as a production technician making $14 and a year later she was a supervisor making a salary.

    Cons

    No air conditioning
    Sexual harrassment
    Forced overtime
    Favoritism
    high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    If a more than one woman complains to HR about the same man, then swift action should be taken.


  4. "Great Stepping Stone, But Watch Your Back"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot at Magna Powertrain. The pay and the benefits are very competitive. Upper management works very hard to get the word out to the employees (employee meetings that are scheduled for 45 minutes often stretch to two hours---because they do go the extra mile). You can get training here that will help further your career. This is a solid company that just keeps growing.

    Cons

    However, the middle management is a big red flag. From an engineering standpoint, the management is excellent. The operation is lean, and the mistake proofing is top notch. Where they fail, and fail miserably is with their people. The floor supervisors all learned their jobs in this manner. And the lack of skills with the people on the floor is the reason for the union drive last year. The people on the floor are seen as inferior and stupid. If you have to threaten and lie to the people, and dedicate resources to watching video footage to see who left their shop rags on the floor so you can write them up, then as a management team....you have failed...and failed miserably. Saying "we can't because the people are stupid" is a very defeatist mindset. It doesn't work in the long run, and you won't be able to meet the demands of your customers. 90% of a shops problems are it's management.

    Advice to Management

    Dedication to training and giving newer, in some cases temporary, employees a real opportunity to be apart of the company and follow thru on it. You need a balanced workload for your support staff and management as the company grows. Which means in some cases right sizing the support staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Program mgt."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities. Excellent benefit package available to direct, full time employees. Generous holiday, vacation and sick days.

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming at times. Budget driven company where all divisions must compete for their funds. Not afraid to cut staff to meet budgets.


  6. "Not bad.."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours, environment, overtime available

    Cons

    None at the time


  7. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    Challenging with opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Desitions based on emergencies.

  8. "Typical Automotive Supplier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, established company that is financially stable

    Cons

    fast paced, depending on division you work for can be different than other divisions


  9. "Automotive Industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    Role allows you to use your expertise to solve business problems. Dynamic, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Organizational structure does not empower management level employees.


  10. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magna International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean place to work and good hours

    Cons

    Environment is tense and alot of people don't do there jobs

    Advice to Management

    Don't give just anyone a leadership job


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